Following our story on FirstBlood.io coming on board in late March, there have now been another four organisations to join the Esports Integrity Coalition.
The latest four members are Esports Pools, Mettlestate, NODWIN Gaming and Esports Middle East.
Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome all our new members to the Esports Integrity Coalition. Each one is doing something remarkable in their country or with exciting new technologies and we can’t wait to work with them to continue keeping the world of esports free from corruption, match manipulation, betting fraud and doping.”
The new members have quite a diverse range of backgrounds. Esports Pools is a fantasy esports platform with a betting product coming soon, whilst Mettlestate is a gaming and esports organisation and tournament organiser from South Africa. NODWIN Gaming is the ‘first company in India to offer complete solutions for companies operating in the gaming and esports sector’. It’s a tournament organiser on the sub-continent with licenses from Valve, ESL, ESWC and others.
Mettlestate CEO, Barry “Anthrax” Louzada stated: “As a new organisation the one thing we wanted to do was align ourselves with likeminded people and organisations with the same goal of trying to make esports better and safer for everyone. ESIC has been nothing but helpful in guiding us in ensuring that not only are we protected but the players are as well.”
The final new member, Esports Middle East, is a dedicated non-profit which is focused on North Africa and the Middle East. The company’s CEO Saeed Sharaf said: “We are proud to be a part of a cleaner, more organized future of Esports. Being a leading organisations for esports in the region it’s our duty for the players to have the best anti cheating systems and rules to ensure everyone has an equal chance of winning provided they have the required skills to make it.”
Esports Insider says: ESIC’s membership continues to expand and with it the goal to ensure integrity across the esports playing field globally is ever closer to being achieved.